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Packers’ Offense a No-Show in 23-0 Loss To Ravens

Boy, was that frustrating to watch. The Green Bay Packers managed to occasionally move the ball against a stout Baltimore Ravens defense, but they certainly couldn’t come through with a play when they needed one.

It started from the beginning. Quarterback Brett Hundley quickly drove the Packers inside the Ravens’ 10-yard line. On a 2nd-and-5, Hundley throws an ill-advised corner route to Randall Cobb that was jumped and intercepted by cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Terrible decision, worse call by Mike McCarthy. Run the football, Buffoon.

Next drive, Hundley panics and throws an ill-advised deep ball, which is easily picked off by safety Eric Weddle. Next drive, running back Devante Mays gets his first carry of the season and, of course, fumbles.

But to the point, before the turnovers, the Packers looked like they were able to move the ball. Those drives were five, six and seven plays, respectively. Of course, each resulted in diminishing returns in terms of yards. However, the Packers didn’t go three-and-out until their fourth drive.

At the half, the Ravens had a 13-0 lead, thanks to either some great defense by the Packers or pathetic offense of their own. That’s probably in the eye of the beholder. In terms of the Packers — the defense did their job.

They came up with three sacks, nine tackles for loss and an interception. Plus, they allowed Baltimore just 220 yards of offense and 16 points (not counting a garbage-time touchdown with 2:12 left). Should be able to win with an effort like that.

Except when your offense turns it over five times. Yes, Hundley added a fumble with 6:43 left in the fourth quarter. Did it really matter at that point? Not particularly, based on how the game had been going. He added another pick with 2:20 left in the game.

There was zero sign the Packers’ offense was going to turn it around in the second half.

So what was the problem, other than turnovers?

First of all, the offensive line wasn’t very good. The Packers started Justin McCray in place of Bryan Bulaga at right tackle. He couldn’t seem to handle anyone the Ravens lined up across from him and was eventually replaced by Jason Spriggs, who was also terrible. I wouldn’t say David Bakhtiari had one of his best games either.

That said, will someone tell Hundley to step up in the damn pocket?! The guy drops 5-7 yards back and just sits there. That makes it a hell of a lot easier for the edge rushers to get home or make the play break down.

Hundley was sacked six times.

Lastly, the Packers looked like they might be able to run the ball early, but nope. Jamaal Williams averaged just 3.2 per carry.

And just for a little bit of insult to injury, the Packers lost linebacker Clay Matthews to a groin injury and defensive tackle Kenny Clark to what appeared to be a serious knee or ankle injury.

If only the Packers could play the Chicago Bears each week for the rest of the season, they might have something. This Baltimore team isn’t very good, as their 4-5 (now 5-5) record indicated. THEY lost to the Bears earlier this season.

And now the Packers get the Pittsburgh Steelers. That should be a real laugher.

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41 Comments

  1. PF4L November 19, 2017

    The good news is, Mike Daniels earned his cash with 2 tackles, one of them for a loss of 3.

    The bad news is, he pissed in his pants on a day they wear those light tan pants. Doubt that? (see the play on his tackle for loss in the 4th quarter at 8:54 left in the 4th quarter.)

  2. Gort November 19, 2017

    I put together a big laundry list of comments, but decided to scrap them in favor of KISS: Keep it simple stupid.

    WTF.

  3. Cheese November 19, 2017

    Holy shit, this site finally works. For how long? Nobody knows….

    I was going to post that comment several times but each time I tried I was told I was posting too fast or I got another error message and the page crashed. I tried at least five separate times. This shit is ridiculous. It’s killing my interest in visiting this site big time.

    Speaking of shitty performance, the Packers are fucking terrible. I don’t even know where to start. Wait, yeah I do. Without Rodgers this team is the Browns of the NFC. A steaming pile of shit. The Brown Bay Packers. So much for that genius quarterback whisperer McCarthy. He’s had three years to work with Hundley and it looks like he needs to spend another ten years working on him. TT is the luckiest SOB in the world for having Rodgers fall to him at #24. In Aarons absence they’ve went through Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien, Matt Flynn, Brett Hundley, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they brought in another QB at this point. Then again with McStubborn I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t either.

    I’m not going to get into it anymore. There’s no point in wasting my time and energy getting upset about something I have no control over.

    1. PF4L November 19, 2017

      That was my mindset before the season started, even with Rodgers, i’m not emotionally invested this season, other than to see the clown show leave town and for me to be entertained, and trust me, i’m being entertained.

      Some may think i’m an ass for this and if you know me, you know i don’t give a fuck, But…..i have absolutely no qualms with the product i’m seeing on the field this season. finish, 5-11 7-9, i don’t care. I’ll enjoy watching the 3 stooges after each game, and at the end of the season. I will also put up a add in Craigslist offering free moving services for any Packer Management or Executive staff. I’ll even bring the popcorn.

      This team is broken.

    2. Howard November 19, 2017

      I had the same problems with the site 6 to 8 weeks ago. The good news is if you are trying to comment from your home base the site security will ban you soon because you are trying to comment with so many fails. Then they will escalate you to the “forbidden list” for trying to get on the site because the security dipshits think your a bot, unless you are away from home base.

      I like this site, but they are following the example of the team. A complete disaster in most phases. If you can’t score you don’t win. If you don’t let people get on your site to read your articles you can’t win. It is a losing formula.

      1. PF4L November 19, 2017

        It’s one thing to have problems with their site, it’s another thing to not even acknowledge it to your readership.

        The only reason they wouldn’t acknowledge a problem, is if they give no fuck. I’m not saying it’s a problem for me, i’m just making an observation.

        1. Howard November 19, 2017

          I decided to try to get on the site at home base. It worked for the first time in weeks. Thank you to whomever read the comments and took care of the problem.

        2. MMTTDCSUCK November 19, 2017

          BS, I contacted them TWO times and BOTH times they responded with a personal email. Are you just rabble rousing per usual?

          1. MMTTDCSUCK November 19, 2017

            For PF4L

          2. PF4L November 20, 2017

            lol…I made an observation (TO HOWARD), is that ok Sparky?

            I would have e-mailed myself asking what’s wrong with the website, but that would have entailed me giving a fuck.

          3. PF4L November 20, 2017

            For the liberal dickhead.

          4. MMTTDCSUCK November 20, 2017

            Sorry, Not for PF4L . . . For the cunt PF4L

          5. PF4L November 21, 2017

            AWE!! :)

  4. Mitch Anthony November 19, 2017

    Devante Mays, take your spot in the dog house. Wanna know what it’s like there? Ask Aaron Ripkowski and Jeff Janis, they’ll tell you.

    Hey, there’s hope for the defense. Kyler Fackrell showed up on the stat sheet.

    At my age, I have some vivid memories of the teams of the 70’s and 80’s. This is bringing a lot of them back to me but I keep telling myself this is temporary. Next year will come a healthy Rodgers and if any of this debacle can bring us closer to some real changes well, we can hope for that.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK November 19, 2017

      That is unless your name is Adams.

    2. icebowl November 19, 2017

      Doubt we’ll see any changes as mgmnt will get off the hook, blaming shit season on unavoidable injury to QB1.

      The team has been exposed – last year’s losing streak, even w #12 in the saddle showed tip of iceberg…huge block of ice is now visible and ain’t gping away as the SS Green Bay Titanic heads for it w full steam…

      Thus team and coaching bear equal responsibility for this embarrassing loss – as stated above this brings back painful memories of following GB games in the 70s and 80s…..

      Gamecwas not shown here – Happy I dudnt Go to bar to watch – low lights on RedZone were hard enough to stomach….

      I’m done wasting my Sundays – more time for family and playing guitar…

      1. MMTTDCSUCK November 19, 2017

        Yep . . .

      2. Cheese November 19, 2017

        That’s what I’m saying. Rock and Roll Ice Bowl!! \\n/

  5. Nic November 19, 2017

    I wish the losing would bring about change , that would be about the only positive thing this year, unfortunately I know better,no one is leaving that is unless someone passes away.

  6. Nic November 19, 2017

    Also I think Brett looks like a deer in the headlights, I wouldn’t mind seeing Joe in there, how much worse could he be?

    1. MMTTDCSUCK November 19, 2017

      It would mostly be a sideways move at the very least . . .

  7. Ken November 19, 2017

    As a matter of record everyone can accept the following premises: 1) Big Mike is not a good coach, but he has been successful, 2) Favre and Rodgers were the reasons the Packers have been successful during their era, 3) Lombardi took a bad team and made it great, 4) this season is over a) because Big Mike is clueless, and b) they have no real starter quality QB, 5) it was always Rodgers who made the comments like “we can run the tables,” not Big Mike (or if he did no one remembered).

    1. MMTTDCSUCK November 19, 2017

      This ^^^^

  8. Kato November 19, 2017

    I don’t know what to say anymore. This is a total clown show. I didn’t even watch the game, wasn’t on tv here, and thank God I didn’t. I didn’t have to watch to know how bad it was. I have almost always defended MM. Today, I have lost faith in the guy. You are running the ball well early against a bad run defense, you continue to stuff the ball down their throat. He doesn’t open up the offense for Hundley because Hundley sucks, and he knows it. This fucking team had a chance to go after Kaepernick, and they didn’t. At this point, I want them to lose out. I really hope they lose to the browns. God, that would be great

    1. PF4L November 19, 2017

      Kato, if they brought Kaepernick in the day after Rodgers got injured, we’d be in the same boat we’re in right now.

      The difference being, do you want to pay Hundley, who knows the offense $26,000/game, or pay Kaepernick, who has a learning disability $650,000/game and get all the drama that comes with him?

      And after all that, you have the same thing.

      1. icebowl November 19, 2017

        That ^^^
        Plus Klapperdink is an ass

      2. Kato November 20, 2017

        I get it, he sat for your favorite song. Get over yourself and your political views.

        The guy would have at least been a neutral, if not a positive factor in these games. On a poor 49ers team devoid of offensive talent, he had 16 TDs and 4 INTs. That is a large upgrade over Hundley. At this point it doesn’t matter, but it shows a lack of commitment to winning in the front office. Which I guess is the bright side of all this, maybe there will be changes made. Maybe.

        1. PF4L November 21, 2017

          No…..you don’t get it.

  9. Mike November 19, 2017

    Glad I didn’t bother to watch this game. Seems like the fans not drinking the koolaid already know what’s gonna happen. Last week was nothing to get excited about. If anything the fact they gave up almost 300 yards to that turd offense in Chicago was embarrassing.

    Seems like the highly successful head coach has been exposed for what he’s been all along. Just one of the many riding Rodgers coattail. He’s failed to adjust the o and continues to make bonhead decisions. First drive why not run on the goal line? Too many other examples through the years to bring up.

    Can say the same old shit about everything. Not enough talent, too many injuries, bad coaching by McCarthy, capers, etc. The d was ok today but they did face another pathetic o.

    Yet these clowns running the organization have too much pride to admit the hundley experiment blew up in their face. Not only will they not get shit for him and the season is a waste, but they don’t and won’t give Callahan a shot. Maybe he’s shit too, that’s just another blunder by ted but at least let him get a shot.

    Even the wife that could care less about football noticed how bad they are and shouldn’t be with Rodgers out. She asked why no changes take place so I had to explain how this team is run without a true owner. Where’s ted been? Seems he’s never around to answer any questions, only time he’s seen is during the draft.

    But hey, we made the playoffs all those years in a row and look at the title town district. Awesome!

    I’m sure mike and others will get a pass cuz Rodgers was injured. If I was Rodgers, I’d be sitting back enjoying this shit show but also get pissed and wonder if I’d want out of this place so I can have a legit shot at another title.

  10. PF4L November 19, 2017

    Funny how Mike has said in the past that he won’t talk negative about players in the media, but did it twice today, and did it again not that long ago.

    The other thing i noticed in his presser, is he always refers back to the bear game. Like beating one team in the last 5 games is somehow a measuring stick. Beating a bears team that has won 6 out of their last 26 games. Hang your hat on that Fat Mike….lol.

  11. Bob November 19, 2017

    This could be the year we may see a change in coaching and the front office. When it starts to hit the in the pocket book and revenues start dwindling they will have to make some changes. Tickets are selling at half price and I don’t think people are willing to pay this for a shit show like todays cluster Fuck.

    1. icebowl November 19, 2017

      At this rate theyll pay you to take a ticket for Cleveland matchup in 2 weeks.

      1. Ferris November 20, 2017

        Man I hope they lose that game…just so McCarthy looks like more of an idiot…like that’s possible. If not for Hue Jackson McCarthy would be the worst “Highly Successful” coach in the NFL. Hue has a shot at win #2 against this fool. 2-24…2-24 chanting….

        1. Ferris November 20, 2017

          Make that 2-25…2-25 that the Browns will be chanting. In the post game presser…McCarthy will say….”Brett Hundley is our QB…since we all know no matter what I do I won’t get fired.”

  12. Disgruntled in Kazakhstan November 20, 2017

    We need to trade for Nathaniel Peterman NOW

    If he isn’t available then Colin Farrell

    Or Colin Kaepernick’s mom.

    Basically, all is frigging lost.

  13. Bobby D November 20, 2017

    I’d like to know how the fuck this pile of shit beat the Bears! Steelers will win by 30 and another 12 guys will be carted off. At any rate, I become a Browns fan cause once they lose to that bunch, Howdy Doody Murphy may wake up to the fact that bottom line is getting fucked over. That’s all he gives a shit about. Then maybe his little monkey balls swell up at the end of the season and he gets rid of the main culprit, the swashbuckling boy toy with the scary face and white hair and the blob of shit is next out the door.
    Reality is, nobody gets fired, we get a top 7 pick, Ted trades down for garbage as usual, Rodgers comes back, they make the playoffs, come up short again and everyone on this site double up on their Xanax

  14. PF4L November 20, 2017

    Josef Becker · Greendale High
    Exactly T&T, MM and capers all need to go. Especially since the pack will likely draft high this year. Don’t let TT ruin a golden opportunity.

    Josef….He already has.

  15. Deepsky November 20, 2017

    First, you can blame Packer coaches for this loss but even if a team has a great defense, you still need a quarterback who can play in the NFL The Ravens and Broncos have two of the best defenses in the league, but have bad quarterback play and thus do not have winning records. By the way, both Joe Flacco and Trevor Siemian QB ratings are way better than Hundley’s QB rating. Teams aren’t going to win ANY games with quarterback play like 3 of the 4 games Hundley has played, even if you have a top defense and a top running back. Hundley is by far the worst QB in the league.

    Second, Hundley plays pretty well when the plays are scripted. This indicates to me its not the scheme or the preparation, its Hundley, who once the play calling becomes ad-hoc seems fall flat on his face. You can blame the Packers coaches for thinking Hundley could play in the NFL, but you never know what you have until they actually play.

  16. rebelgb November 20, 2017

    When you have a head coach who lines up in an empty backfield on 3 and 1 and a half, you have a bad head coach. Fuck that guy.

    1. Empacador November 20, 2017

      I didn’t see the entire game because I had to go to work. But I REALLY admired the play calling of Ol’ McNugget with the empty backfield, putting Ripkowski and Williams out wide top and bottom, and whatever combination of WRs/TEs (probably no TEs) he had bunched inside. Genius! That there is some grade A, first class entertainment right there, real innovation at work.

      How fucking big is this doghouse when guys like Davis and Janis, you know, actually listed as WRs, can’t even be used as decoys on offense? I love the Benny Hill theme playing in the background while watching this unfold.

  17. Disposable Hero November 20, 2017

    How many 7th rounders do you think TT will pull when he trades out of the 1st round…fucking clown shoes…